More than 50 friends and family members have shown up to support a Maine man at his first court appearance on charges he murdered a Florida firefighter.
Jackson resident Daniel Porter wore a bulletproof vest over his jail jumpsuit as he appeared Friday in Waldo County Superior Court. He didn't enter a plea.
The Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/wDT0GR) reports that supporters shouted, "We love you, Daniel!" as he made his way through the courthouse.
The 24-year-old Porter is charged with killing Jerry Perdomo, of Orange City, Fla. The 31-year-old Perdomo was last seen Feb. 16, and his body was recovered Wednesday in Newburgh.
Police say the two were involved in drugs and had exchanged death threats.
Porter gave a thumbs-up to supporters as he was being driven back to jail.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com